In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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A New Year’s Eve celebration ended in horror when a Staffordshire bull terrier turned on its owner.

Simon McKinley endured a savage 15 minute attack during which his right arm was mauled and his left ear was ripped off.

A not-for-profit bus company has accused Arriva of ‘bullying’ them off a route between Dewsbury and Birstall’s junction 27 retail parks - only to later withdraw its service.

Kirklees has been identified as a high risk area for voting fraud by the elections watchdog.

Children as young as 13 are being arrested for drugs offences in Dewsbury and Mirfield.

Shocking figures show 44 arrests of under-18s have been made in the past three years.

A musician who first came to England as a prisoner of war during the Second World War - and ended up sharing a bill with The Beatles at the Cavern Club - has died aged 89.

Work has begun on an £800,000 children’s assessment centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

We have a special report on why people are ditching the booze this new year - including one of the stars of Educating Yorkshire.

Speaking of the Channel 4 series, its up for a national TV award.

And the leader of Kirklees Council is to step down.

In 10 action-packed pages of sport:

Dewsbury Rams are set to hand trials to local amateur players in their friendly against Keighley and boxing star Gary Sykes has seen his double-title fight in London postponed after opponent Liam Walsh picked up an injury.


The results are in! Your Star Pets winner is revealed.

All this and much more, in this week’s Dewsbury Reporter, out tomorrow.